Warren, who supports moving forward with impeachment proceedings in Congress, said in her new memo that she would pursue new legislation to strip the current protections and, on the administration side, pledged to “appoint Justice Department officials who will reverse flawed policies so no President is shielded from criminal accountability.” There is, for now, no indication that current Democratic congressional leadership, headed up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are close to changing direction and considering impeachment. Pelosi has said she believes the process would be too “divisive” and worries about the political backlash.
“You don’t bring an impeachment unless you have all the facts,” Pelosi said in California after Mueller spoke, referring to the ongoing House committee investigations into the President.
But Warren’s new pitch suggests lawmakers have more to do. She said in the memo it is their responsibility to disabuse Trump of the notion that he is “a king.”